No Link Between Psychedelic Drug Use, Mental Health Problems in Study

March 9, 2015 8:37 PM

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No Link Between Psychedelic Drug Use, Mental Health Problems in Study

A new study in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has found that use of psychedelic drugs such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin (magic mushrooms) does not increase a person's risk of developing mental health problems such as depression and suicidal thoughts.

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) on 135,095 respondents aged ≥18 years from 2008-2011 was pooled to examine the association between psychedelic drug use and mental health. Of these respondents, 19,299 reported lifetime use of a psychedelic substance (LSD, psilocybin, mesc...

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